21 October 2013

Review: Lost & Found by K.F. Breene

Growing Pains Book 1
What they say: On the tail-end of her ex-boyfriend crashing through a restraining order and putting her in the hospital, Krista realizes that the only way to effectively escape her past is to put distance between it. She gets her life back on track in San Francisco with a job that has limitless potential.

Unfortunately, to achieve her dreams, she must brave the star of the company; a charming and handsome salesman that isn’t used to the word no. Krista tries to run from him at every turn, but his pull continually sucks her back in; her hesitancy to trust the only thing saving her from being another notch on a bedpost.

Sean never has to try with women. He's the type of guy to jump in with both feet, get bored, and sprint right back out. But when a geeky new hire stumbles through the company, befuddling him with a keen intellect he doesn’t expect, he starts to lose his way. Before he knows it, all his efforts are concentrated around trying to capture the interest of the only woman to run when he tries to deliver a line. As she opens up, so does he, landing him in a terrain as disconcerting as it is invigorating.
I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review!
What I say: Krista is a trier; she's been through hell and is rebuilding her life in the hope she can move on from her past. Sean is something of a contradiction; he's a womanizer who is also sort of sweet. Lost & Found is the story of how Krista and Sean fit into their world and how they overcome the issues they face.
Krista is a new researcher and numbers gal. She's extremely efficient and dedicated to her work. Krista is the one woman who Sean's lines don't seem to work on. I found her innocence and vulnerability really endearing. Her friends Kate and Jasmine were a fun edition to the book. I loved the dream and painting sections and really liked the scenes with her roomie Ben.
Sean is the star seller; one part sleazy super-salesman, another part uber hottie (and office player) and one part supportive leader and sometimes nice-guy. I felt Sean was trapped in a certain role. He's labelled as a bad boy and womanizer which helps his sexy sales image, but the reader also gets the impression he is bored of this lifestyle and is sort of lonely. Sean instantly wants Krista and is charmed by her vulnerability. He is surprised she doesn't instantly fall for his lines and looks. The good thing about Sean is how he nurtures Krista's potential, seeing her as more than a geek or a pretty blonde.
Lost & Found is the first book in a series and this is clear from the rather abrupt ending. K. F. Breene has set the story up nicely leaving a lot of questions unanswered, but creating the foundations of a sweet friendship.
3 - 3.5 Stars in my Sky!

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